Sample the diverse delights of the island of Sal

If you are thinking about travel to the sensational islands of Cape Verde, you may be struggling to decide on which one. Each island offers an exciting array of activities, scenic sights, luxurious food and unique and incredible entertainment. It may be that you do not want to stick to one island alone and are considering spending a day or two on each one. However, if you are interested in just visiting one of these exquisite locations and are looking for some exciting activities, you may want to consider making Sal your destination.

Sal is Portuguese for salt, and the island belongs to the northern group of islands collectively called Barlavento. Sal boasts one of the most picturesque beaches in the world, and in Santa Maria you will be enchanted by the clean white sands that stretch to the horizon. The unspoiled beach also offers a range of restaurants that serve up divine local Portugese cuisine such as lobster.

In the town of Pedra Lume you will find its famed volcanic crater that is filled with the “salt of the sea”. During colonial times the island was a vital source of the mineral and today the location offers the perfect spot for a relaxing float. The warm pools located there are saltier than the Dead Sea, entrance is inexpensive, and showers are provided.

Sal is 35 kilometres long and is perfect for exploration on foot or by bike. If you are looking for an amazing walk or ride, you could venture across the dusty desert that covers much of the island and is so parched it has drawn comparisons with the planet Mars. If you want to fly solo you can hire a quad bike or you can take a group ride across on a guided tour in a 4×4.

The island also boasts the wonderful Viveiro Botanical Garden. After a dusty desert adventure you and the whole family can relax and get lost in beautiful nature as you take a stroll along the pretty palms. You can even visit the small zoo which houses donkeys, goats, peacocks, ducks and rabbits.

The Morabeza was the first hotel opened on the island of Sal, and is still renowned as one of the best today. This family friendly establishment offers a warm welcome to its guests, and staff members are only too happy to offer tips on the best places to visit. You can also visit the hotel’s attached oceanside beach club when you want to relax and unwind.

We are dedicated to arranging all inclusive Cape Verde dream holidays for our customers, and our comprehensive knowledge of the location as a whole ensures a quality and insightful service. Whatever your idea of a luxury holiday may be, we can oblige. We provide a unique service and we arrange tailor made holidays on Sal and the other incredible islands.